The wreck of the Peter Iredale is still visible after more than one hundred years.
Fort Stevens was a coastal defense battery which was used from the 1860's up until after World War II. We spend most of a whole day visiting the museum and exploring the batteries.
Columbia Maritime Museum at Astoria. It included a tour of the Lightship Columbia, which was moored next to an active duty Coast Guard ship.
The Peter Iredale wasn't the only wreck we discovered. This one was fairly recent.
Getting away for a bit was nice, but it was good to get home. Our nest won't be truly empty for a long time.